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UoE Men's Hockey Club

Club Captain: Connor Gould

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University of Exeter Men's Hockey Club

The University of Exeter Men’s Hockey Club (EUMHC) has long been an integral aspect of the University, and is currently one of Exeter’s High Performance Clubs. Fielding 6 teams in BUCS and finishing 1st in BUCS rankings 2014-2015 as well as 6 teams in National and local league, we offer high quality coaching and facilities for all teams throughout the club, making it one of the most successful on campus. Our 1st team plays in the BUCS Southern Premier division and attracts a number of international level athletes.

Furthermore, EUMHC has consistently the most sort-after social calendar year after year. Notorious for regularly organising mixed socials with women’s hockey and netball, EUMHC also brags an assortment of all-day events. With the summer Timepiece boat party, the nationally renowned ‘Edinburgh Fives’ and an infamous End of Season Dinner, few sports clubs can compete. Finally, our Intramural programme enables students to play mixed hockey in an extremely social and enjoyable environment, whilst also being coached by a member of the England U21 squad. With matches running every Sunday evening, Intramural is ideal for taking time out from your academic routine.

Club training times


Team training

2nd & 3rd team

Team training

1st team training

Sports Park, Water Astro

Sports Park, Water Astro

Sports Park, Sand Astro

Sports Park, Water Astro





Tuesday Team training Sports Park, Water Astro 15:30-17:00

2nd & 3rd teams

National League Training

Sports Park, Water Astro

Sports Park, Water Astro



Friday Team training Sports Park, Water Astro 17:00-19:00

Notable club achievements

  • Finished runner up in BUCS Premier South 2014-2015 and reached the quarter final stages of the Championship
  • University of Exeter Men’s Hockey Club ranked 1st in BUCS rankings 2014-2015
  • University of Exeter Hockey Club ranked 2nd in BUCS rankings 2013-2014
  • BUCS Championship Winners 2006, 2010 & 2012
  • 1st XI Compete in the England Hockey League Conference West
  • Most successful University Sports Club in the country in 2011-12

Hall of Fame

  • Matt Richards - England U21
  • Mark Loughrey - Ireland seniors
  • Ben Francis - Wales seniors
  • Nick Cooper - England U21
  • Tom Carson - England seniors
  • Chris Rea - USA seniors
  • Ian Haley - represented South Africa at the London 2012 Olympics


Performance Hockey

Performance Hockey players benefit from a number of specialist support services including:

  • A dedicated UKCC Level Three Qualified Director of Hockey
  • Two on pitch training sessions (per squad) every week
  • Access to weekly strength and conditioning sessions with our specialist trainers
  • Access to physio consultations and reduced treatment rates
  • Scholarships and funding are available to exceptional players
  • Weekly team and individual video analysis sessions

Access to a range of support services provided by the High Performance unit including:

  • S&C-access to the Athlete Development Centre (ADC) for squad specific sessions and open session access, specific term time and holiday programmes, fitness testing and monitoring
  • Sports Science support- nutrition, psychology, performance analysis, athlete lifestyle support and an annual fitness testing package
  • Physiotherapy-subsidised physiotherapy and sports massage, access to weekly physiotherapy triage sessions both provided by Ocean Physio and rehab
  • Workshops-including employability, nutrition, psychology, student athlete lifestyle management

We operate a full pre-season training programme from the last weekend in August which includes three sessions, five days per week. Returning performance players as well as those identified from other BUCS teams are invited to attend, as well as incoming first year students of the appropriate standard. If you are short-listed for a Sport Scholarship, you will be expected to attend our pre-season training as the final part of your scholarship screening process.


Scholarships can be awarded to prospective students of junior international age group standard or above. We are committed to supporting individuals who are part of the England National Age Group Programmes and those with aspirations to play at senior international level.